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British Press (Newspaper) - February 22, 1820, London, Middlesex //-� t ^- / t. NuiMBER 5370. LONDON, TUESDAYi ^FEBRUARY 22, 1820. Price 7d. KING'S THE A TUB. THIS EVENING, TU^ISDAV, February 22, will be perfurmed Russini'g popular Opera of CENERENTOLA. End of Ihe first act, a new DIVERTISEMENT. After the Opera lime), a ii�w Bullet, �ntiited PANUP.GE. ^Tilli entirely new Scenery, Dresses, DecurBtiuus, &e. On SalurJ�y, the 26lh insl. will be produced (for the first lime) a grand serious Opera, entitled Gastone' e Bayirdn, i� which Sisnor Bianchi will make his first appeannice in this country ; the poetry entirely new, by Mr. Stefano Vea-liis; ihe Mniic by Signor Liverati, irilh entirely new Sceiirry, Dresses, Dccurationa, &c. THEATRR.ROYAL, DROHY.LANE. TfllS EVENING, TUESDAY, Feb. 22, liis Majesty's iiervanls will perform Shakspeare's COHIOLANUS. Uomans-Caius Marcius (afterwards sirnamed) Coriq. lanus, iMr. Keaii; Titus Larliui, Sir. Thompson ; Comi-nins, Mr, Hamblin'i Menenius Agritipa, Mr, Gallic; Sici-iiius VVlulus, Mr- Holland; Juuius Brofua, Mr, Powell. Vi>l�miii3, .Mrs. Gloverj Virgilia, Mrs. Robinson. * �� Vulx Office will be open from Eleven till Five o'Clock - Phices In he taken of iVIr, Rudwell, Box Book-keeper. I'l-ivnle Piuxt's lo be had (nisclUty) of Mr. Spriui^, who is ap-poiiilcd Ciiniplroller of Ihe Box-Oflice Receipta, the Private Huxps mill Ticket Department, as well as the general arrange-Hietit of Ihe JJuors. Jack and ihe Bean Stalk will be performed every evening till t'ui-ihcr tjolice. Oii Thursilay, Ihe Opera of The Sieee of Belgrade. On .S.ilur.liiy, the Comic Opera of The Haunted Tower. A new Drama, in five acta, entitled The Hebrew, in which IMi, Kuan will suslaiu a principal cliaracler, will be pro-(iurcH oil '/'(iiirsday, Blarch 2. THE A TKE-nOYA L, COV ENTOARVliN. fpiHS EVENING, TUESDAY, Feb. 22, ^ will be acted a new Musical Drama, called THE ANTIQUARY. Jorp.ihan Oldbuck, Mr. Listoii; Caxon, Mr. Blanchard ; I.ov( 1, Mr. Durtiset; Sir Arthur Wardour, Mr. Chapman; j:.lie Orliilire, Mr. Emery; Lord Glenallan, Mr.Terry ; Hec-tor \Mnlyre, Mr, Abbott. Miss IsabKlla Wardour, Miss iiic|ili('iis; Maria .Wlntyre, Miss Matthews;' Miss C-ritir.l1 iiirs, and form occasionally a large Apartment; Gonvenient Kiii.hen, Wash-house, and excellent dry Cellaring; hard and sun Water, 'Ihe Premises arc held for an unexpired Term of 23 years ami a half from Lady Day next (March 25), at which time P:iss>-3siuu may be had, or the present Occupier-will quit at an earlier Day if required. Some fixtures (which will not exceed 50/.; are lo be taken at a fair Appraiseraenl. *** Stage Coaches pass to aud from London every Hal.''-htiur. May be'viewed, with Tickets, from lb to 2 o'clock any 'Day ia the Week (Sunday excepted), to be.bad of Mi'. ^Valsh, Law Stationer, No. 2, Inner Temple^Une;: apd for Terms and Particulars of the Lease, apply,to HenrB. Wa|-ker and'Rankio, Solicitors, Old Jerry,Xondoii. " TO THE WORTHY INDEPENDENT UVERY OF LONDON. rpHE FRIENDS of ALDERMAN THORP B are earnestlv requested lo meet at the LONDON TAVERN, Bi�h�pBgale.alreet,TO-MORRO'VV. Wednesday, the 23d of February instant, at Twelve fur One o'clock, lo eonsidri' Ihe best Means of securing his Re-election as one uf llie. Representatives of this City in Parliament. Aldffale. REFORM OF PARLIAMENT. WESTMINSTER ELECTION. Crown and Anchor Tavern, Ftbroary II, 1820. T a MEETING of ELECTORS of WESTMINSTER, held this day. it was Resolved, That Sir FRANCIS"BURDETT, Barl. and JOHN CA.M HOBHOUSE, Esq. be put in nominalimi-as Reprcsentalives for the CITY and LIBERTY of WESVMINSTEB, on the Diasululion of the present Parliament. _SAMUEL BROOKS, Cliairman^ TO THE GENTRY, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS , OF THE COUNTY OP-BEDFORD. y Cnlleatjue, Sir John Osboru, having announced his intention of fltcain soliciting your suffrages at the approadiing General Election, 1 feel it iucum. bent on me nu longer lu withhold a declaration of my sentiments. When first 1 offered my services to you, in the year 1812, I professed a warm attachment to tlie liberties of my country, and to the ancient rights of my feliow-snbjects ; 1 avowed myself a friend to religious freedom, an advocate for Par-liamenlary Reform, and an enemy to corruption. It will be for you to determine (when yon are again called upon to exercise the privilege which the ConstitHlioii has conferred upon you) whether or not I have acted up lo those professions, during Ihe eventful period in which 1 have bail the honour and the happiness to represent you. To your decision I appeal with, couiiilence ; and I have the honour lo be, Gentlemen, Your very obliged Friend, and faithful Servant, Oakley House, February 17, 1820. TAVISTOCK, GUILDHALL, LosnoN, Febr.i]*.rv 7,1820. ^^UE CO.VLVUTTEE fur LE I'TING the CITY'S LANDS will meet at G-UILDHALL on TUESDAY, the 22d day of Fehruarf instant, at Twelve of the Clock at Noon, lo LET by PUBLIC AUCTION A BUILDING LEASE, for 61 years, from Lady-day 1820, of a PIECE of GROdND, on Ihc West side of Broad-court, Duke'a-place, and on Ihe East side of Heneage-lanc: Also, A LEASE, for 21 years, from Lady-d�y 1820, of a HOUSE, No. 5, on the East side of Broail-street Buildings ; And alao, A LEASE, for 14 years, from Lady-day 18-20 (determin-ahle al Ihe option of the Lessors, on Twelve Calendar Months' Notice), of a HOUSE, No. 4, on the North side of Holburn-bridge, and a WAREHOUSE, or BUILDING, behind ihcsame, late in ihe occupation of Janips Craney. The P\:\n and Conditions fur Idling the said Ground, and (he Conditions for lelling tlie^said Houses, maybe seen al Ihe Office of Works, Giiifdhall; and the said Houses may be viewed every day, Sundays excepted, belweeu Twelve and Three o'clock, JOSEPH BUCHANAN, Comptroller. In a few days will be published, OMIC TALES.-By TWO FRANKS. Fearman's Library, 170, New Bond-street. Ttiis day are published, price ISs. in boards, the 7lh and tlU Volumes of HE HISTORY of FRANCE, Civil and Military, Ecclesiastical, Poliiica), Lilerary, Commercial, &c. &c. Coulinuing the Hislory fmrn Ihe earliest Ac-cuunls 10 Ihe Dealh of Lewis XIV. AD. 1715. By the Rev. ALEXANDER RANKEN, D.D, One of the Ministers of Glasjruw, Printed for T. Cadell aud W. Davies, Strand; and W. Blackwood," Edinburgh. Of whom n\-fly he had, the Six former Volumes, price 21. 8s. in hoards. IRISH POOR IN ST. GILES-S. T a MEETING of GENTLEMEN, con- vened for Ihe purpose of considering^ the present STATE of the POOR of ST. GILES'S, and its Vicinity: The Rev. DR. COLLINS in Ihe Chair; II appeared from the most satisfactory ilocumenls, laid before the Meeting, 1st. That though the Children belonging to the School, called the Irish Free Schools, have been relieved in food nnd clothing, and soine small assislunce sent to Ihe parents from the monies lately coniribnlcd by a liberal public, as appears from Ihe advertisement in The Times of February 7-yet as (he views of Ihe dislribnlors did nol comprehend the great mass of Ihe Poor, whose children gu lo Ihe other Charity Schools, or those parents who have only small children, or the a^ed and helpless who have no yoiiujj families, a VRry smnll part oji/p, probably nvt one-ienth of Ihe poor population of St.Giles's has participated in that benevolence which the public probably imagined was extended lo all. 2dly. all Ihe reports of Ihe Gentlemen who had engaged lo visit the Poor in their habitations concur in prov-ing that distress and misery, of which nothing short of ocular inspeclion can convey any idea, slill exist with all their complicalinn of snfFerings in Ihcse abodes of wretchedness; that want of employment has cut off the means of procuring food; that lo satisfy, the cravings of hunger, many hsvc parted with both bedding and clothing; lhat cold and want of nourishment have been frtquenlly followed by disease-and instances have occurred of sick persons, and sometimes whole families, sleeping on the bare boards, or on a few rags, or a litlle siraw, wilh iro olhcr covering than a piece of old sacking. One instance of this kind of a poor woman lying in a corner of a room, on a few rags, wiih scarcely any covering, who was within a lew days of her confinement; another of a widow and five young children sleepinf on a nitle straw, which might be pressed into a hat, wilb only one small worii-ont blanket, full of holes, to cover them-one of her children, a boy of seven, had been compelled to remain on this miserable bed for three weeks, being destitute of clothes, every article of his drcps, even his shirt, having been sold or pawned. Resolved therefore, That a subscription be entered into for the purpose of distribuling at least the necessaries of life, nmoiigthe sunerinsr Poor of St, Giles's eenerally, so that none who are real objects, shall be precluded from par-ticipaling in the diBlribulion. Subscriplions will be received by the Rev. Dr. Collins, Soulhall Park, Middlesex; Messrs. Wright aud Co. Bankers, Henriell-i-stieet, Covent-garden ; Edward Jerningham, E�q. 13, Bollon-row, Berkeley-square; Rev. J. Russell, 7, Windmill-street, opposite the Percy Cliapel; M. L. Hill, Esq. 3.i, Moniu-slreet; Rev. Edward Scolt, 22, Golden.sqnare; and Rev. J. Rjife, 53, Frilh-slreet, Soho. Books for Ihe smallest doiialious are also opened at Mr. Roche's, 42, High.street, Si. Giles's; Mr. Parish's, 16, Carlisle-street, Subo ; Mr. Closey's, 53, Frilh-slreet, Sobo; aud Mr. Dsriey's, 191, High Holborn. Confiding in the assistance of the Public, the Committee has already commenced, distributing bread, oslineul, herrings, and potatoes. The indefatigable aeal of the Visitors had-enabled them personally to inspect 1,060 poor families, living in the centre of St, Giles's. From them the itlosi dis-'tresxed case* v/eje selected, and on Tuesday, the 15th, and Friday, Ihe 18th inat. near 700 of these articles of food were distributed. It will,, however, be desirable considerably to extend the distribution, as numbers were necessarily ex-. eluded, and several districts are yet to be expli^red, . - Tha cases selecliedfnr relief are open tu'theinspection of the Rublic, at the Committee-Roonii 'Ni>: )3j tiastWlreet, jtfloonjsbory, any Morning between Twelve aud Two. This day is published, in 6vo. price'68.'in boards, a new Ediiiun.uf, Gr. Prof; eidemqiie s Secretis et Bibliiilhrcaiius. - Accedunl Parvum Index Rerum. Primed at the Edinburgh Uiifyeraily Prei��, for T, Cadell and W. Davies; F. C. and J. RiVfei|ton ; Loi>gra�n, Httrrt, ReeSiOrme, and Brown; Johrn'RlChardsop; S. Mawman ; and G.ami W. B. Wliitlitker, Loiidon,; and Bell and Brad-fulc, al Edinburgh. ' Of whoni may be had, new Editions of 1. COLLECTANEA GRjECA'MAJOrA ; 2 vols. 8vo, 11. Os. 8d in b^rds, ' 2. JA(X)Bl SlOOR ELEMENTA UNGUJE GRSCS; 8vo. &s. 6d. in boards. This day ia publiahed, price 7�. in boarilf, the Fourth Edition of FAMILY PRAYER!^:*#^Powd principBlly in ExpreasionitftKketi'^rem'tbp'HotSF'ScvtptuiVR, and from the Eslahlished Services of the (^lurch bf^Englond. By Ihe Rev. THOMAS COTTERILL, A.M. Perpetual Curate of St. Pant's Church, Sheffield; and late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Printed for T. Cadi-li and W, Davies, Strand ; and sold also by Halchard, Piccadilly; and Secley, Fleel-slreel. Of whom may be had, by the same Author, 1. An ASSIZE SERMON, preached at Stafford, March IS, 1816; price Is. 6d. 3. A SERMON preached at Slaffoid, June3,1814, at the Visitalion of the Rev. R. Nares, M.A. Arclideacou of Stafford, Second Edition, price Is, 6d. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS, .Mokdat, Februaet 21. This day the following Peers took the oaths :- Eurls Disjby, VVinchiisea, Aberdeen, and Cour-towii, aud Lnr,allow, that, ut t|ie time when iHr. (?^^9eyai iefa;�eci thtun, there was far less necessity for ,their being.produred than at present. The 8iibje,ctjW^8,oM of gr^atioipurtauce even iit that tirbe, btit ^.(s^ imirar^nce had ipcreased iu a very great degree iioyy ; Ahat, vhV time wai come when, even according to Mr. Perceval's own Bckfiowledginent, the period had arrived rn which it berariie iieigestary to couiider and newly arrange those fiindsji' There were from the Droits of tl^e Crown and those of the Admiralty, the produce West India duty, and that of the Scotch revenue, very consideruble sums left at the disihisaf of the Crown which were not sjibjected to the insp^ctio.n . and control of the Parliament. The 'House woatd see how imiiortant It was to examine irito these re-sourcesj which wotrld- be converted,- except th& Hoiise interfered, into so many immense sources of patronage and influence, contrary to the spirit of the Constitution, and the regulations and intentions of the House, in allowing the Crown hitherto the use of them. It becaniij peculiarly expedient (o look into this subject too, at the time in which the Civil List was about tir be formed unew, and when its abuses or defects, whatever they might be, ought of course to undergo improvement. Now it had been urged":b3''*^r. Perceval, that a* there nasttt that time BRarrSjvge-nient between Parliament and his late Majesty, which liad been m^de for some time previous, the House ought not to break in on its conditions, during the life of his Majesty. At the same time Mr. Perceval had allowed that on the demise of the Crown, the Droits of the Crown and the Admiralty, together wiih all sources of revenue collected for the use of the Crown, not being subject to the revision or control of Parliament, ought lo be submitted lo the direction of the House, and a permanent ulteration could with more perfect propriety be then determined upon. From' all sides it had been agreed tliat the fnndsin question ought to be put on a better footing than they stood at present. They certainly should be placed on a more constitutional footing than they now were. He did not mean to deny that these funds had been in a very substantial degree under the control of the House, though they were not in legal form. They had frequently been exercised as a subject of discussion, and, as he thought, nothing could prove the general feeling of the improper manner of appropriating them as a general source of revenue, than the furnishing from time to time, as had been done, accounts of the receipts and application of tho�e funds. Thetirae was now arrived, in which, according to the promises and opinions of Mr. Perceval himself, and the general understanding which had prevailed at the time of hi." (Mr. Brougham's) moving for the papers which was in every respect proper for their production, aud in which the subjects of their contents ought lo undergo investigation, and a thorough change be effected iu the appropriation of their proceeds. He therefore moved, " That an hnmble Address be presented to bis Majesty, praying lhat be would Tie graciously pleased lo give orders, lhat there be laid before the Hou^e accounts of the total produce of all Proits and Duties left at present at the dis. posal of the Crown, snd not snbject to ihe inspeclion or control of Parliament, siiice his Alajes'ty's accession; distinguishing the different proceeds of Droits of the Crown, Droits of the Admiralty, 4^ per Cent, of West India Duties, and Scotch Revenue." The Chancellor of the Exchequer was not going to object to the production of the papers. At the same time, he saw no reason for complaint as to any thing which had been done respecting the funds in question hitherto. The House h'd always received the most satisfactory information upon the subject whenever any anxiety had been shewn, uor had the b|)plicatioii of those resources ever been the subject of regular complaint. '".He should agree to Ihe Honourable and Learned Gentleman's motion, as he considered it a very pro[)er method of bringing together a disjointed and scattered series of accounts. He could not then say how far he might be able to go into the Honourable and Learnsd Gentleman's ulterior views respecting thoiie funds. Mr. Brougham said, the House would perceive that his motive iu asking for the papers, arose from his having taken the same view of the subject as the Right Hon. Gentleman. He was as anxious as any Member to use ihe utmost decorum in going to the discussion of any topic relative to the immunities of the Crown. With this feeling strongly impressing his mind, he had considered that it would be by far the most disrespectful manner of proceeding, to delay, even for a single day jnore than could not he avoided, to bring the subject before the consideration of the House. As to the conduct of Ministers in limes past, in relaiion to this snbject, he had before acknowledged that the accounts had hardly ever been refused, and lhat the funds were before substanlially, though not legally, in a considerable degree under the control of the House. The papers were ordered. Mr. Bensett presented a Petition from the Inhabitants of tke Lland of Cape Breton, the purport of which we could not distinctly learn. Mr. AbeRCROMBY presented a Petition from certain Debtors confined at Liverpool, praying for the continuance of the liiiiulvent Debtora' Act. LOCAL JURISDICTIONS. Mr. Scarlett moved the Order of the Day for the second reading of the Local Jurisdictions 'Bill. He anticipated no objection to the Bill. Its object was to enable Magistrates of towns or places where there are no Assizes held, in cases of capital offences, to commit to county gaols, whereas before they were only able to commit such offenders to"" the district gaols, and from thence put tliem on their triahi at the Quarter Sessions before their final commitment to the gaol of the county. > - A Member from the Minisiterial side, whose name we could not learn, rose to express his sense of concurrence iu the Hon. and Learned Gentleman's measure. He was anxiou.x to augment, ip some degree, the powers to be intrusted to Ihe local Magistrates, and offered some clause for that purpose, the substance uf which we could nut gatlit:i-. Mr. Scarlett, in reply, observed, that the proposed, clause had, perhaps, better be offered as an amendment- in the Cojmmittee. For his own part, he had confined^he objects uf his Bill to topics of necessary alteration, and remedies such �a w�re ge-Derallf ackAowUdged to i)e'nid,ispenaable, in order ai much as possible to prevent loss of time by dis- coaaion. * The Hon. Member, indeed, teeineil to be tniitaken about the object of his Bill, vshuU �VRB not intended, in any of its provieion!>. forth.; regulation of county gaols, but' only to enable Magistrates of towns and places where there were no assizes held, to cordmit to county ga"h rtnltsters, uccont-ing lo a special pTuvisioii of u former Al-t, 'V'vm had been done away by the Act cf list Sea.-ioi'., without any reason alleged, and without any unie being allowed to the Scutch inull^lers lu iirmiun agaiiisl the abolition of the distinction whicli li.ey enjoyed. This privilege had been allowed ilirm lu put the Scotch maltsters on a fooling wiih tliii!.e nt' England, which they would not be if the smiie duly were exacted from each, the Scotcli barley beins so much inferior in growth aiid [iroduce to the English grain. On theje account-i he prayed with the petitioners, that the House would pay some respect lo the complaint of the petiiioncrs. The Petition was brought np. On the motion that it do lie on the table. Lord Archibald Hamilton said he-could not but admire the forbearance of his Hon, jFriend in bringing up the Petition. Considering the effect* which had been produced on the interests uf iho^e persons who were in aiij' way concerned with innlc by the Act of last Session, it was difficult lo speak ill very deliberate and mild terms rejpeciiug ii. Such had been the distressing results of lhat At;, that not only the brewers, maltsters, and distillers, but even the agriculturistJ, were very seriously injured. The Honsie would perhaps find some difficulty in believing it, but it was no le.^a true that the tax at present exceeded the whole price of the article itself. The House must see that the consideration of soch a subject could not be put off with any degree of propriety. He therefore earntslly hoped that the prayer of ihe-petitioners iniglil be attended to, their complaint speedily discussed, and, if possible, the cause of it be remi.ved. The Chancellor of the Exchequer would not object to inquiry when the subject should be brought more regularly and fully before the House. At present he would only express his doubts as to the general inferiority of Scotch barley. Doubtless there were some bad samplesof barley in Scotland as well as in England, but he could not in the absence of direct proof help quesliouing- the general inferiority of Scotch barley. The Petition was ordered to be printed. DARTMOOR FOREST. Mr. Alderman W^ooD said, that he had given notice of a motion for making some use of ihe forest and waste lands of Dartmoor. His iiioiiou contemplated in the plan which was to liave been proposed, a considerable relief to the oppres>iv(--ness of the pauper system. He had learnt ibiic there was a plan now in agitation, which hud arisen in a higher quarter, for mukiug some use'of ihore lands; and althongh from what he iiiider.iU)i>>'l, the piau in question was very inferior in the extnit of its application, ye,t as its object was of a sinui^r nature to his own, he felt it necessary lo wilhiliaw his motion, and to give the other pielerence, it being likely, from the quarter in which it emaiiuieii, to be atlesded with more success. SEIZURE OF ARMS. Sir R. Wilson wished to know from a Right Hon. Gentleman opposite if any arms had been seized under the Act for enabling the civil authorities to search for them. He wished aUo to kuow in what dislricts, if any, they had been tnken, and what quantities, if any, had been lakt-ii by iiitjl.c aud by day severally. Mr. B. Bathuest made some reply, the pnrj)oit of which we understood to be, lhat Guven.inenl t)�d as yet no such returns. IRISH EXCHEQUER BILLS. The Chancellor of the ExcHEyuKR mo>ed for au account of the outstandiug iri>h E.\chtqUfcr Bills which are unprovided for. Mr. LUSHINOTON brought up llie aicnont, which was ordered to be reftrred to a Coininitiee of Supply. MUTINY ACT. Lord PaLMERSTON rose to move for a prolongation of the provisions of this Bill, li was not njs intention by any means to engage tlie Hou=e >n a discussion ou the whole of the sums contained in the Bill. He did not even intend to make u-e t.-i' any of its numbers. His motion would be Inr Itavc to bring in a short Bill, just to prolong ihe provisions of the Miiliny Bill until anoUier P.u Imuient could be called together. He would aioid 11411^; any particular numbers of the Bill, the il>r":iluiuciii. lie moved for leave to bring in a Bill to pr>;louij ihe provisions of the M^iliuy Bill Crom the '24tlv Matcn tothe 2lst June ensuing, together w.tli a j^rdut of 900,000/. to enable his Majesiy to coyiinue its ]> a-visious. Colonel Davies, though he would not directly oppose the motiuu of theJ^oble Lird, cuuld uot let it pass without expressing bis couviciion ihai the military establishmeut of the country was on a sCale by far too lal-ge for its necesgitieii or cApabtrrtieK.---And though the Bill now proposed to the lloase ;